Frequently Asked Questions

Will I see ghosts on the tour?

Will I be scared?

How long is the tour?

What is your background on ghosts?

How did you gather your facts for your tales?

Are you a licensed tour guide?

Do you allow children?

Why do I need advance tickets for the tour?

How many people do I need for group rates or a private tour?

Where can I park if I am driving?

Are there any hills on the tour?

What if I am in a wheelchair?

Do you allow pets?

What are the dates, time and starting place?

How do I get to the tour on public transportation?

Do you accept cash or check?

Can I take pictures on the tour?

Should I bring a jacket on the tour?

What if I have any additional questions?

 

 

 

 

Do we go into the haunted houses on the tour?

The walking tour does not go into the personal residences of these haunted houses, however the tour does end at a haunted pub that allows patrons to enter.

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Will I see ghosts on the tour?

The Haunted Haight Walking Tour cannot guarantee that you will experience any ghosts on this tour. However, there have been occasions where a ghost has made itself known to tour members.

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Will I be scared?

Some people can find the stories frightening and macabre. This is not a “spook house” attraction where people are hidden throughout the walk to jump out and scare you.

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How long is the tour?

The tour is approximately 2 hours.

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What is your background on ghosts?

Your tour guide has had a passion for the paranormal his whole life! He is the founder of the San Francisco Ghost Society, a paranormal group that investigates claims of the supernatural in San Francisco. He has been featured in several newspaper pieces and recently served on a discussion panel about ghosts and urban legends at the World Horror Convention 2006 in San Francisco. He has lectured on ghosts and the paranormal at serveral events. He also co hosts a webcast called Supernatural San Francisco.

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How did you gather your facts for your tales?

The ghost stories you hear on the tour are well known legends of ghosts in the area as well as researched phenomena. Your tour guide worked closely with resouces from the San Francisco Public Library’s History Center, City Hall and the Police Department to create the tour. Residents also came forward with stories of their places being haunted and your guide has investigated the history behind the many stops on the tour.

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Are you a licensed tour guide?

Yes. Your tour guide is licensed with The City of San Francisco.

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Do you allow children?

The tour does allow children, but it is not recommended for children under 13 years of age. However, we leave this up to the parent(s) to decide if they wish to bring children under 13 years old. No children discounts are available.

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Why do I need advance tickets for the tour?

The tour includes a free guidebook and map that each walker receives, compliments of the tour. The guidebooks are printed in advance based on the reservations list.

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Do you accept cash or check?

The Haunted Haight Walking Tour does not accept personal checks. The preferred method of payment is credit or debit card through our ticket supplier at www.brownpapertickets.com. We can also offer gift passes for those who enquire. However, if you must pay with cash please call and leave a message with us at 415-863-1416 and we will try our best to accommodate your request.

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Are there any hills on the tour?

There are no hills on this tour. Yes, I repeat there are no upward hills on this tour! :)

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What if I am in a wheelchair?

The tour does have wheelchair ramps on all corners of the walk.

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Do you allow pets?

Well-behaved pets are encouraged on the tour since there is a stop in two parks. San Francisco law requires all pets to be leashed.

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What are the dates, time and starting place?

The tour starts at Coffee To The People - located at 1206 Masonic Avenue (cross street is Haight) at 7pm Sharp! WE MUST LEAVE ON TIME. Please visit our ticket vendor for available dates at www.brownpapertickets.com. ...Please check dates at the ticket vendor site.

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How do I get to the tour on public transportation?

The tour is accessible by public transportation. Please go to www.sfmuni.com for transit information. Take Muni # 7 , #71, or #6 on Market Street to Masonic Avenue.

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Where can I park if I am driving?

Street parking is available if you can be patient. The Haight-Ashbury does not have ample parking. However, with a little patience you can find a spot. Make sure you allow plenty of time for parking. If you would like to park in a PAID PARKING LOT…there is one available on Stanyan Street between Waller and Frederick.

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Can I take pictures on the tour?

Still pictures are allowed but NO VIDEO TAPING PLEASE. We do ask that you respect the resident’s who courageously gave the tour their ghost stories.

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Should I bring a jacket on the tour?

Yes. We recommend bringing a jacket. The Haight-Ashbury is part of what is called the "fog belt" and evenings are usually pretty chilly.

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How many people do I need to get a group rate or a private tour?

Group rates can be purchased for 10 or more people. The discount is $2.00 off per person and is available by contacting us directly via email. Please note: There are NO DISCOUNT GROUP RATES OVER THE HALLOWEEN MONTH OF OCTOBER. Private Groups are NEVER discounted and only available on week days. All other dates offer group discounts of 10 or more people at a space available basis.

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What if I have any additional questions that have not been covered here?

Please contact us 415-863-1416 or email us.

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